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tagalie wrote:

Barry, you're confusing the fire brigade with the arsonist.

 

This is it in an absolute nutshell.  (I support this in the more appropriate place, in the "About the Site" section. Reading it is not compulsory.)

Vic.

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I can, once more, bypass the tone, style, language (foul or not, I found it at least insulting, patronising and abusive : "clown", "make an ass of yourself", "conduct a normal life" etc.). However, I have listened to the "Gates of Delirium" (in any case, there are quite a few versions only in Youtube to refresh my memory).

So, what is the big deal to ask how, in which way, this work constitutes one of the "great tone poems of the 20th century"? Can you enlighten me (or Bazza or anyone else who considers it as a tone poem)? My question had to do with the usual problem of this music: Is the original score or the potential symphonic orchestration of it that makes it a "tone poem"?

Parla

 

 

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BazzaRiley wrote:

Must give "Selling England" a go. The sheet music is easy to find online.

I had a listen to this yesterday (sheet music not necessary) but it didn't change my opinion of the band. However it must be said that there is something unmistakably English about this music that I don't hear in other bands*. The opening, for example. A clear folk music infkuence.

* - actually I'll revise that: anyone remember Barclay James Harvest?

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Thx again everyone for making the new recommendation! Be sure that I will try everything and I am liking much already!

BazzaRiley - Sorry you not like so much "Selling England by the pound". Barclay James Harvest I never hear.

parla - happy now you listen to "Gates of Delirium" and I think enjoy? Now you must understand why we call symphonic progressive!

Flutefan - Jethro Tull is very nice!

MAR

 

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Speaking of Holst's Mars... 

The early, Gabriel era Genesis is indeed a treasure trove of music - I've always loved the opening track of Selling England by the Pound. The Mars Volta is excellent as well, but I would not categorise them as symphonic progressive. More like progressive rock filtred through punk aesthetics (although they do show some symphonic tendencies on Frances the Mute).

As for a recommendation; it might be a bit out there, but perhaps it would be worthwhile to give Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony a chance. Lots of rhythmic complexity, orchestral colours and the Ondes Martenot, which would not be out of place on progressive rock album itself.

 

aquila non captat muscas

 

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oscar.olavarria wrote:

Dear MAR, if you are a "metal" fan, more than Mahler's 5th symphony I recommend to you listen the 6th symphony of the same composer, specially in Georg Solti's version. Best regards. oscar.olavarria

Presumably this is a backhanded compliment, presented with tongue firmly inserted in cheek.

Adrian

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